With the Urusei Yatsura TV anime set to start up sometime this year and run for four seasons (four cours), the series announced two new additions to the cast alongside a second teaser trailer featuring the new cast member’s voices for the upcoming adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi‘s seminal manga series.
Maaya Uchida, who is best known as Catarina Claes in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, is joining the cast of Urusei Yatsura as Shinobu Miyake, while Mamoru Miyano, best known for voicing Kotaro Tatsumi in ZOMBIE LAND SAGA, will be voicing Shutaro Mendo. Character visuals for both new additions were released.
Keijo!!!!!!!! director Hideya Takahashi will be helming the series as director alongside Yasuhiro Kimura (2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team) with character designs by Naoyuki Asano (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) and series compositions written by Yuko Kakihara (The aquatope on white sand). The animation will be produced at david production.
Previously released teaser visual featuring Lum
The original multi-award-winning Urusei Yatsura manga series by Rumiko Takahashi ran from September 1978 to February 1987, inspiring a 195 episode TV anime series that was broadcast from October 1981 to March 1986, with director Mamoru Oshii helming the first 106 episodes as well as the first two films. Four more films were produced as well as 12 OVA’s for the series after the TV broadcast ended, with the last OVA being released on December 23, 2008. Viz Media releases the Urusei Yatsura manga in English, describing the first volume as such:
In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum’s horns in ten days—or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn’t make Ataru’s job any easier. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!
Urusei Yatsura is scheduled to air its first part on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block at some point in 2022 over four seasons with certain all-star stories from the original manga set to be adapted.
Source: Comic Natalie
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